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Includes bibliographical references
The significance of the frontier in American history -- The first official frontier of the Massachusetts bay -- The old West -- The Middle west -- The Ohio valley in American history -- The significance of the Mississippi valley in American history -- The problem of the West -- Dominant forces in western life -- Contribution of the West to American democracy -- Pioneer ideals and the state university -- The West and American ideals -- Social forces in American history -- Middle western pioneer democracy